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Flashcards in Cardiovascular Deck (18):
1

Where do you find the inferior mediastinum?

Sternal angle -T4 line down to the diaphragm

2

What do you find in the anterior inferior mediastinum?

Thymus

3

What do you find in the middle inferior mediastinum?

Heart

4

What is important about the superior mediastinum?

It is the Danger space because infection can move easily

5

What do you find in the posterior mediastinum?

Sympathetic trunk

6

Where does the greater splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?

T5-T9

7

Where does the Lesser Splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?

T10-T11

8

Where does the Least Splanchnic nerve run from in the vertebral column?

T12

9

Do any of the splanchnic nerves synapse in the region of the vertebral column they run from?

NO, they synapse with pre-aortic ganglia

10

What does the thoracic duct in the lymphatics drain?

The entire body except the right side of head, neck, chest and arm

11

What three veins drain into the right atrium?

Inferior Vena Cava
Superior Vena Cava
Coronary Sinus

12

What is a vein?

Carries blood to the heart

13

What is an artery?

Carries blood away from the heart

14

What happens during diastole?

The ventricle fills with blood

15

What two heart arteries branch off of the aorta?

Right coronary artery
Left coronary artery

16

What veins drain into the coronary sinus?

Middle cardiac vein
Great cardiac vein

17

What nerves are used in the sympathetic innervation of the heart?

Cardiac splanchnic nerves

18

What nerve is used in the parasympathetic innervation of the heart?

Vagus nerve